In April the Gentleman Callers celebrated their 20th Anniversary, at Wheaton College, with a concert.
2009Donna Hurd Drohan, Honorary Degree Recipient
Donna Hurd Drohan, class of 1969 and former member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National research facility and founder of Donna H. Drohan Consulting, is presented the Honorary Degree of Humane Letters.
2009Sandra Ohrn Moose, Honorary Degree Recipient
Sandra Ohrn Moose, class of 1963 and Senior Vice-President and Director of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters.
2009Anne J. Neilson, Honorary Degree Recipient
Anne J. Neilson, class of 1949 and Taste Chemist at Arthur D. Little, Inc., is presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science.
2009Alumni of Color Conference
Wheaton Alumnae/i of Color Share Their Experiences in Support of Today’s Students of Color. The public discussion illuminated encouraging changes in Wheaton’s campus climate over the last decade.
2009Deval Patrick Speaks at Commencement
Deval Patrick, Govenor of Massachusetts, speaks at Commencement and is presented with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Law.
2010Ann Curry Speaks at Commencement
Ann Curry, a television journalist, mistakes Wheaton College in Norton with the Wheaton College in Illinois as she speaks at Commencement.
2010Gillian M. Shepherd, Honorary Degree Recipient
Gillian M. Shepherd, class of 1970, is presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science.
2010Diana Davis Spencer, Honorary Degree Recipient
Diana Davis Spencer, class of 1960, is presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Human Letters.
2010Johnetta B. Cole Receives Otis Social Justice Award
Johnetta B. Cole, President Emerita of Bennett College and Spelman College and director of the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian, is the 10th recipient of the Otis Social Justice Award.
2011Wyneva Johnson, Honorary Degree Recipient
Wyneva Johnson, class of 1971, is presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Human Letters.
2011Susan Stampler Paresky, Honorary Degree Recipient
Susan Stampler Paresky, class of 1968, is presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Human Letters.
2011Hope Hamilton Pettegrew, Honorary Degree Recipient
Hope Hamilton Pettegrew, class of 1961, is presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Human Letters.
2011Helen Prejean Receives Otis Social Justice Award
Sister Helen Prejean, Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, receives the Otis Social Justice Award.
2011Peggy McIntosh Receives Otis Social Justice Award
Peggy McIntosh, associate director of Wellesley’s Centers for Women, receives the Otis Social Justice Award. Her keynote is entitled “Power and Privilege.”
2011Richard Stengel Speaks at Commencement
Richard Stengel, managing editor of Time magazine, speaks at Commencement and is presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.
2012Augustus White III Receives Otis Social Justice Award
Dr. Augustus White III of Harvard Medical School, author of Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care, receives the Otis Social Justice Award. His keynote is entitled “What Dr. Martin Luther King Would Want Us to Know About Health Care… Read More »
2014Dennis Hanno Becomes Eighth College President
Dennis M. Hanno was named the eighth president of Wheaton College on February 22, 2014. He came to Wheaton from Babson College, where he had served since 2006. Hanno grew up in Glenfield, New York and graduated from Notre Dame… Read More »
2017Robert Katende Receives Otis Social Justice Award
East African social entrepreneur and subject of the 2016 film, Queen of Katwe, receives the Otis Social Justice Award. His keynote is entitled “Hope Wins.”
Pine Hall, the most significant campus construction project undertaken during President Dennis Hanno’s tenure, broke ground on May 18, 2018 during Commencement and Reunion Weekend. The 45,000-square-foot building, which has a 178-bed capacity, opened in fall 2019. Located near Pine… Read More »